Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Merle And Strings




















"It's hard to believe anyone could still believe that good string arrangements and good country music don't mix. But if you should chance upon someone still arguing this nonsense, all you need to offer in rebuttal is a single word: Carolyn." So say authors David Cantwell and Bill Friskics-Warren in their enthusiastic book Heartaches By The Number, which tries to chronicle country music's 500 greatest singles. And they're right of course, as the sometimes sad, sometimes soaring strings really add to the atmosphere of Merle's 1971 hit single. Take it away, Strangers.

Merle Haggard & The Strangers - Carolyn MP3

4 comments:

tinca.veerman@versatel.nl said...

mocht een arrangement misplaatst zijn dan dekt de tekst het met gemak! Geweldig nummer wat zo in de non stop auto repeat kan!!

Ramone666 said...

So enthusiastic you're commenting in Dutch all of a sudden huh? Good.

Spreadin' Rhythm said...

Ramone, I just wanted to let you know that I've closed Catch That Train and Testify, so that you can remove the link. Thank you so much for listing me on your wonderful blog. Marie

Ramone666 said...

Sorry to hear that Marie, it will be missed.